NfR Steering Committee

Iqbal M.C.M. ( The Netherlands) – Human rights defender ; Mr. M.C.M. Iqbal retired in 1997 as a senior member of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service.  During his service under the State, he had been, among other positions he held,  the   Secretary to four Presidential Commissions of Inquiry, two of which had been on disappearances of persons.
In 2007 he was one of the Advisers to the International Independent Group of Eminent Persons.

Writing of M.C.M. Iqbal are posted at:

Kshama Ranawana ( Canada) – Human rights defender and journalist; director, Advocacy Sri Lanka Press Institute 2008- 2009

Lionel Bopage ( Australia), – Social activist and human rights defender ; former General Secretary JVP 1978 – 1983;

Nadarasa Sarawanan (Norway), Journalist and social activist

Nadarajah Kuruparan (UK) – Journalist; News Editor editor, Sariniher newspaper 1992 – 1998; News Editor Sooriyan FM 1998 – 2008;  Editor,  Global Tamil News 

Padmi Liyanage (Germany) –Human Rights defender and social activist

Raveendran Pradeepan (France) – Film maker and social activist ,

Rudhramoorthy Cheran (Canada) – Poet and writer;  editor Sariniher newspaper 1991- 1993; Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology and Anthropology’ University of Windsor

Saman Wagaarachchi ( USA) – Journalist and social activist; Features Editor, Yukthiya newspaper 1992 – 1998; Deputy Editor Lakbima Newspaper 1998- 2002;

Sunanda Deshapriya ( Switzerland)Journalist and human rights defender;  editor Yukthiya Newspaper 1990-2000; co – editor Balaya monthly magazine 2001 – 2005;  co – editor Sri Lanka Brief News L 2010- to date


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